|Just some of the virtual run medals I found.|
Well anyway, while cleaning out the closet I came upon several medals. These were a variety of medals from non-running events and virtual races. To sum it up, they are all medals that I do not display on my medals racks.
You can for sure understand why I don't display the non- running medals, but I don' feel like I want to display the virtual run medals either (except for one that I will talk about later). Virtual races can certainly be fun when done with a group or a running buddy. My sister and I are ambassadors for Gone For a Run and have enjoyed helping promote their virtual runs and have some fun memories from our runs together. It's fun to get a cool race shirt and a colorful bib to go do a run in. In essence, it's like a themed training run. However, I feel odd presenting myself with a medal just because I did a training run. They are cool medals but I don't think a "training run" deserves a medal. Besides, I already have enough medals from my "real races" and don't want to take up precious real-estate for the virtual race medals.
The only virtual race medal I display on my rack is my Boston Remembrance Run. I did this run the summer of 2013. My sister ran the Boston Marathon that year and I felt like I wanted to do something to honor the runners and victims. All the proceeds from the virtual race went to the bombing victims. I actually put a lot of effort into doing the 26.2 miles and got a great medal that even had my name engraved on it. I display it not because what I have achieved, but for what it represents. I would feel bad hanging it inside the closet.
How often do you run virtual races and what do you do with those medals? I once heard about an organization that you can donate unwanted medals to and they will give them to a children's charity. Does anyone know anything about that? That might be a good thing for me to do with my extra medals. -M
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.